Theme 1: Run. Jump. Play. Every Day

Theme 1 ran from October 2015 to June 2016 and focused on supporting kids to be more physically active. Different types of activity were offered or encouraged including active play, active transportation, sports and structured physical activity. These opportunities were offered throughout the community in different settings and for different age groups.

Theme 1 Fact Sheet

There were 19 main projects with approximately 10 agencies/businesses and 2 municipalities leading these projects and many additional partners being involved. Key partners included Peterborough Public Health, the City of Peterborough, Peterborough Regional Health Centre, YMCA, GreenUP, the Township of Cavan Monaghan, local school boards, local child care networks, Peterborough Family Resource Centre, Peterborough Council For Persons With Disabilities, Kawartha Nordic Ski Club, Scouts, and the Central East Physical Literacy Project.

A summary of our Theme 1 projects is available in this document. A couple of our projects are described below:

Peterborough Gets Active Month – April 2016

Peterborough Gets Active LOGO - free activities_1Are your kids looking to try a new activity? Or wanting to get out and be active as a family? Check out Peterborough Gets Active Month, where kids and families can participate in a wide range of activities for FREE for the month of April. Bowling, swimming, kung fu, yoga, gymnastics, fencing, family bike rides – and much more! Check out the calendar for a full list of events and details. Need help getting to any of the activities? Pick up a FREE Family Transit Day Pass.

Family Play for Health Program – April to June 2016

This program is being offered by the Peterborough Regional Health Centre’s Personal Health Improvement Team (PHIT). Four weekly hour-long workshops will be offered for families with young children (age 0-4 years) across the City and County of Peterborough. The program is free will include time for *fun* family play, learning about how to be more active with your child, the resources available in your community and connecting with other families in your community! Families will receive a give-away each time they attend. Come for one session or more – if you come to all four sessions you will receive an exciting activity kit including items for parent and child!! Transportation can be arranged within City of Peterborough if required.